3 Commercially Prepared Foods You Should Make At Home Instead

Tomato-based pasta sauce – Jarred pasta sauce is often filled with sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and sodium. Some brands have 900 mg (over a third of your recommended daily amount) of sodium and 11 grams of sugar in one serving. You don’t have to miss the vitamins A and C in good quality tomato sauce. Just make it yourself at home using garden fresh tomatoes and spices such as onion, basil and garlic. Check out this recipe for an idea of how easy it can be to make healthy tomato sauce at home.

Be Inspired By Others Who Are Meeting Their Health Goals

Most people find the success of others inspiring. Seeing positive changes in someone else often provides the final push that encourages us to take control of our health. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, one of the most powerful ways to inspire ourselves is by looking at before and after pictures of real people.

Famous People Who Speak Openly About Healthy Eating

In 2010, former US President Bill Clinton had emergency heart surgery. Since then, he’s been committed to a plant-based, mostly vegan diet for health reason. In an interview at a vegan restaurant in Los Vegas a few months ago, Clinton said that adopting a plant-based diet, “changed my life. I might not be around if I hadn’t become a vegan. It’s great.”

Eating Starch

Nutritional advice is sometimes as trendy and as changeable as fashion. Certain foods are considered unhealthy and to be avoided and other foods are the secret to vibrant good health and weight management. The next year, the opposite seems true.

Sweet Bananas

A few years ago, I bought a dehydrator to make chips from root vegetables like beets. I made a mess and the experiment was a flop. But then a friend told me that a dehydrator could be used to make banana chips.